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September/October 2016 Politics & International Relations











September/October 2016 •  Politics & International Relations


An Education in Politics (PDF)  The U.S. Senate Youth Program

Big Problems, Complex Solutions (PDF) Exploring international relations at CTY, CTD, and TIP

Boys Nation • One week that can shape a lifetime

Inside Knowledge • My summer at a think tank

Resolved: Transformation through Debate

Brain Training • Four graduate students share their research

The Language of Expanded Horizons • How speaking foreign languages dissolves barriers

Diplomatic Ties • Interview with Jason Donovan, U.S. Department of State

Model U.N. • Where diplomacy gets real

Shake It Up (PDF) • How young people can change today’s politics

Too Young to Vote, Old Enough to Learn

For the Love of STEM (PDF) • Inspiring young scientists through OC Science


Big Picture

In My Own Words (PDF) • NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel

Selected Opportunities & Resources (PDF)

Off the Shelf • Review of Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans

Word Wise

Exploring Career Options • Interview with data scientist David Shor

One Step Ahead • Making the leap to early college entrance

Planning Ahead for College • Preparing for college in middle school

Students Review • Claremont McKenna College

Creative Minds Imagine • Poetry contest winners

Mark Your Calendar

Knossos Games


These related articles were published in previous issues of Imagine:

Career Profile (PDF) • United Nations Interpreter

Exploring Our Political Legacy (PDF) • The Yale Ivy Scholars Program

The Gift of the Peace Corps (PDF)  

In My Own Words (PDF) • Congressman John Sarbanes

In My Own Words  (PDF) • Senator Barbara Mikulski

Sowing Seeds of Peace (PDF)

Standing Up for Civil Liberties (PDF) 

Voice of the Students (PDF) • Student Member of the Board of Education